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Ole Sageng Proposes Third Tuesday
In June as Primary Day.
Farmers Need This.
"Andrew Fritz, Public Examiner, Be
lives All Colelcted By Boards
Should Go to State.
Say Defeat Will Awaken Interest
and Sympathy as Nothing Else
Would Do.
By Vnlted Press.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 30It is evi
dent that the election laws are in for
important changes, unless the other
bills affecting them are disposed of
in the same manner that women's
suffrage was disposed of in the sen
ate Tuesday.
In addition to referendum and re
call, it is pi'oposed to amend the
manner and time of holding elec
tions first by a bill offered by the
elections committee of the senate,
in which filing by petition for non
partisan offices is done away with
and second, by a bill by Ole Sageng,
which proposes to change the time of
holding the primary election to {he
third Tuesday in June.
Apparently Senator Sageng in
tends to monopolize the limelight,
when it comes to election bills. He
bill. The latter prove more" popular
was also the author _pf the suffrage
with the cities than with the country
and the latest bill ought to prove
more popular with the country mem
Senator Sageng in explaining the
bill to make the primary elections
held in June, said it was to enable
the farmers to take more interest in
the primaries than is possible at
present, since September is a month
when they are all busy harvesting
their crops.
There is one drawback, however,
to advancing the date of the election,
as proposed in the bill, and that is
that it would mean that a candidate
for nomination would be campaign
ing from about May 1 to the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in
November, provided he is success
full in the primaries.
That would mean an almost pro
hibitive expense to a candidate who
spends his own money, the corrupt
practices act notwithstanding. Most
of the candidates recognize the act
to the extent of not spending their
money openly, but they get rid of it
just the same, by having some friend
of theirs *buy the drinks or cigars for
themwith their money.
A change in the statutes so as to
require the State Board of Medical
Examiners and other board to turn
all fees collected into the state treas
ury is urged by Public Examiner
Andrew Fritz in a report to the house
committee on public accounts and
Thirteen state boards have col
lected during the last year fees ag
gregating $22,604.24, declares Mr.
Fritz, and while he is not convinced
the state would gain financially if
it received these fees and paid the
board members a regular salary and
expenses, he insists that is the right
"The principle of the fee system is
entirely wrong," declared Mr. Fritz
today. "It is not a question whether
the state would make money if a
change were made, it is a question
merely of having the state's business
run in a business way."
The public examiner also recom
mends reducing the number of mem
bers on some of the boards. Three
members should be enough for any
board, he says, while in some in
stances one member could do the
work satisfactorily.
The women who led in the cam
paign for suffrage are not in the
least discouraged at Tuesday's de
feat in the senat. The anti-suffra
gists are jubilant. The latter think
this settles the question in this
state for some time, and they will
take no steps to organize an anti
suffrage association.
Mrs. H. Higbee, chairman of the
legislative committee for the Minne
sota Woman Suffrage association,
said: "It is just another step on the
road to progress. The defeat will
awaken Jn|e|et and sympathy d
Mtmbcr Peary's Pelar Expedition,
Who QMI North In July, 1013.
attract attention throughout the
state as nothing else could.
Wednesday in the Legislature.
H. H. Dunn's house bill reserving
to the state mineral rights in land
granted to railroads passed the sen
ate under suspension of the rules by
a vote of 47 to 2.
Representative Dunn offered a bill
providing that electric railways pay
a gross earnings tax of seven per
cent in lieu of all other taxes.
Representative Wescott introduces
a bill increasing railway gross earn
ings tax from five to six per cent.
Senator Wallace introduced a bill
practically reorganizing the state la
bor department.
Senator Fosseen of Hennepin
wants a state employment bureau
for teachers.
Prohibition of nopartisan nomina
tions by petition was advanced in
the senate.
June primaries are asked.
That Aetlvo Germ.
A single germ in a forty-quart can
of milk, If the conditions be favorable,
will divide once every half hour, so
that at the end of 24 hours It will
hare Increased to 281.474,976,210.666.
At the end of .the 14 hours one cubio
centimeter of the contaminated milk
would contain more than 7,438,000,000
germs. This is the report made by
the New York Milk Committee in the
government's weekly ptfbllo health re
ports. What's the user
Tacoma ^Figures of Speech.
A Tacoma lawyer, arguing a dlvorot
ease recently, closed his address to
the jury as follows: "My client Is a
beautiful woman, so beautiful that the
sun seems to stand still while the
stars gaze at her. Truthful! Falsity
flies from her even as the jack rabbit
flits from the greyhound. Sweet!
Gentlemen, honey would freeze in her
mouth. Tender and slender! My
client could bathe in a fountain pen."
National Corporation Reporter.
About Tea.
A good tea may be made a bad tea,
but a bad tea cannot be made a good
tea, says the Lancet, except perhaps
by very skilful blending. Excessive
Infusion will spoil a good tea, but
even a short Infusion of a bad tea
may be as objectionable as an exces
sive Infusion of a good tea. On physi
ological grounds, therefore, the con
sumer of high quality teas runs less
risk of digestive disturbance, provided
the tea is made properly.
Advantage of Electricity.
Electricity can not be frozen, nelth
er can it be adulterated. It works
equally well on hot or cold days.
a Similes Useless.
In argument similes are like songs
in love they must describe they
prove nothing.Prior.
Unfortunate Position.
Always in debt when there la as
real neeesslty for it-The letter
Saturday night, the High school
basket ball team will play the Walk
er team at the roller rink. The
Walker team comes here with a repu
tation of being fast as it has de
feated Brainerd and several other
teams that have shown up well.
Tickets are being sold by students
of the high, school. By a misprint
on the tickets the price was marked
thirty-five cents but the correct
charge is twenty-five. The Bemidji
lineup will be changed somewhat and
a better showing is expected than
was made in the Fosston game. Ol
son will play center and Johnson
will try out at guard.
Mrs. Fred Petri is receiving trat
E. Fray of Blackduck was received
here yesterday with a badly frozen
Wm. F. McCaffrey is here for treat
ments. Mr. McCaffrey under went
an operation a short time ago from
which he did not entirely recover.
S. Anderson of this city Is here
with a severe attack of grippe.
James Ryan of Bena is in a seri
ous condition with an attack of ty
phoid-pneumonia and is not expect
ed to recover.
C. H. Lettuce, proprietor of the
Bena pool room at Bena, had another
is the third stroke he has had in the
stroke of paralysis yesterday. This
last few weeks and it is feared .that
the last one will prove fatal. He
was about to leave the hospital af
ter recovering from the second
stroke when he fell in the corridor.
Henry Shepherd of Blackduck is
in the hospital with pneumonia.
J. Jenson of Northome was taken
to the hospital Tuesday with a bad
ly frozen foot.
Carl Hogland, of Funkley was tak
en to the hospital last night having
injured his foot in an accident in
a camp near Funkley.
Word has- reached Bemidji from
International Falls that the Commer
cial club at that place has disbanded
because of lack of interest by the
members. A business meeting was
called January 7 and was attended
by eight men. No one would take
the offices. Funds of the club will
be used for road building in the
vicinity of the city.
"Efforts are being made", said
Secretary Watson, "to organize a
new club", secure quarters and work
along the lines followed by the Be
midji Commercial Club."
Relic of SebastopoL
A Mr. Ormond of Portland, Me,
has a piece of the bell ef St. Nicho
las's church In Sebastopol. It was
secured by bis father, who served all
through the Crimean war. During the
bambardment of Sebastopol all the
spires of the church were demolished.
When the allied armies took the city
some of the soldiers cut up the bell
and Mr. Ormond's father got one of
the pieceB.
Need of Greater Produotlon.
If every Immigrant that shall enter
the ports of the United States and
Canada during the next decade were to
engage in cultivation of the soil the
production resulting would be none too
great for the reasonable needs of the
people who have to be supplied.New
York Sun.
Cleaning Glass Bottles.
glass water bottle, when constant*
ly used, soon becomes discolored. This
may easily be cleaned by pouring a
little vinegar into the bottle and add
ing a pinch of salt. Allow this to
stand for several hours then rinse
with clear water. The bottle will be
perfectly clear and bright.
Key Ring for a Bride.
At a marriage service at Chelten
ham parish church recently, it was
found that the bridegroom -had forgot
ten the ring. At th suggest!* of
____ ____ Mrs. Fremoving
the clergyman the key of"the"c*ure&|tendin
door, which had a ring at the emi. was convention in St. Paul, was cartoon
commandeered, and the ceremowy waa ed in the St. Paul Dispatch Wednes
completed.Pall Mall Gazette*. day night.
SewersR. R. Lease
storm sewers
sanitary sowers
Street and alley crossings
Buildings _......
Engineerings expense oa -street Improvements
An elk head worth about $150,
the property of Frank Keyes of In
ternational Falls, is being exhibited
in the rooms of the Bemidji Elks.
The head was shipped to Charles
Vandersluis and may be bought by
the lodge. The head was shown in
the Civen Brothers store for a few
days before being taken to the lodge
rooms. Mr. Keyes is a hardware
merchant in International Falls and
shot the Elk on a hunting trip some
time ago.
Between twenty-five and thirty
men from International Falls are ex
pected in Bemidji February 27 to
join the Elks.
W. B. MacLachlan has placed a
searchlight on top of the roller rink
and it caused much query on the
part of those who have noticed it.
The light shines directly on the cor
ner of Beltrami and Fourth street.
The card party that was given by
the young ladies of the Catholic
church was a decided success. 'Every
table was filled at eight o'clock and
many were unable to play. A lunch
was served about ten o'clock.
Vrfi. -rj* i
of rn
Brinkmah, is a
ztaz xsae
Head ef Rockefeller Institute Says Will Be Able to Repair Severed Llmbe
Amount of Permanent Improvement warrants issued year 1912. .$14,244
Divided as follows:
Streets paving, $10,255.67
paving repairs 29.18
material 339.47
..grading and improvement 2,340.46
Septic tankR. R. Lease 10.00
scavenger work 380.00
engineering 12.00
repair! 20.00
Permanent improvement warrants issued year 1911 $16,864.89
Permanent improvement warrants issued 1912 14,244.02
Decrease this year $ 2,620.87
London, Jan. 30. Thwarted in
her design to lead the hunger strike
of jailed suffragette, Mrs. Despard,
the first of the militants to be ar
rested after Premier Asquith with-
drew the franchise reform bill in
the house of commons, yesterday af
ternoon was the angriest woman in
all London when she was released
from prison. An unknown sympath
izer paid the $10 Bow st. fine, which
Mrs. Despard had scornfully refused
to pay to a "man-made government"
and she was enraged when she"heard
of it.
"I'll destroy more property and
lead another band of the faithful,"
she declared. "I wil get back in pri
son and serve my sentence. I had the
$10 to pay that fine, but I deliber
ately chose jail instead.''
Madison, Wis., Jan., 30"Brains,
more brains,' is what is needed on
the farm," declared Prof. O. D. Otis,
yesterday before the Farmers School
of Agriculture assembled in the audi
torium of agricultural hall.
Archbishop Messmer of Milwaukee,
spoke on the "Moral Aspects of Rural
Life," today at 2 o'clock in agricul
tural hall.
International Falls, Jan. 30The
fight of the Backus-Brooks interests
on their tax assessments is causing
som here. inter
picturewho operatort estsearexcitementback holding theirThe payments
because they believe they are being
assessed too high. The matter may
reach the courts.
Scoop Is The "Answers To Quiries" Editor By "HOP"
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Keep Trlt
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In Few Minutes^News Item.
Life of Boy Badly Burned in Heffner
Fire Tuesday Morning Despair
ed of by Doctors.
Doctors do' not expect Howard
Charback, the twelve year old boy
who waav^buraed badly Tuesday
morning live.- The first twenty
four hours he was in the hospital he
showed some improvement but he
had a relapse last night and has
been delirious for much of the time.
Charback's bronchial tubes are
badly burned, his body is scorched
and should he live he will probably
feel the effects of the fire for many
years. His face and chest are burn
ed so that they are disfigured. Mrs.
Heffner's burns are not serious and
she has been able to n*ake repeated
visits to the hospital.
The lad was burned early Tuesday
morning when he attempted to start
a kitchen fire with gasoline. The
vapor exploded, blowing the bottom
out of the-can and setting fire to his
clothes and the kitchen. It also ex
ploded in the stove and blew the
lids and pipe out. Mr. Heffner's in
surance on his household furniture
ran out Monday noon.
Olaf Quammer, who was injured at
the Crookston mill a few days ago,
is said to be recovering. It was
thought at first that his injuries
would prove to be fatal' but he may
be able to leave the hospital in a
few days.
Orville Ti'tus~expects to be able to
see his friends.some time this week.
Titus was injured at the Crookston
mill last week by falling from a log
train and striking his head on a
log twelve feet below.
The oratorical demonstration
which will be given by the class in
public speaking in the High school
will not be a public affair as form
erely stated. Only members of the
class will be present and' it will take
place at the regular period in the
class room. Later in the school year
the class will give a demonstration
to which the public will be invited
but as yet no definite plans have been
Prominent Lumberman Believes Be-.
midji is to be the Center of
Net Work of Railroads.
Says Backus-Brooks Interests, M. &
I. and Great Northern Have
Many Plans.
Has Bought Share of Dig Farm and
Has also Invested in Mercan
tile lines.Optimistic.
Bemidji as the distributing cen
ter of Northern Minesota is what Is
seen by one of the most prominent
lumber men of the state who was
in this city recently. He further
believes that Bemidji will be the
trade center of a dairying and farm
ing community which will extend for
miles from this city in every direc
tion. To prove that he has this con
fidence and is willing to back his
opinion with his pocketbook, he has
bought a half interest in a large
farm within fifteen miles of Bemidji
and has made other investments in
the mercantile line.
The gentleman in question, who
does not care to have his name men
tioned but who may be called Mr.
Jones, was in the city looking after
some of his interests. Taking a map
of Northern Minnesota, he traced out
railroad movements which are being
planned by the heads of the interest
ed systems and showed that Bemidji
will be the natural center for the __ -s*
net work of lines. ^^^g.
Among the changes which he in
dicated were:
1. The Backus-Brooks interests
have bought the Minneapolis and
Rainy RiVer line, which runs north
from International Falls to connect
with the present line at Effie. This
will give a railroad through a coun
try which has had some timber cut
and floated down the Big Fork but
of which a large part is virgin.
The country lies in Itasca and
Koochiching counties and contains
thousands of cords of pulp wood
which the Backus-Brooks people
need for their paper mill at Inter
national Falls. The saw timber will
be put in the rivers and floated to
the Rainy where it will be made into
lumber in mills owned by the same
2. The Backus-Brooks people will
extend the Minnesota, Dakota and
Western into Beltrami county and
run it north into Baudette. This
line now uses the M. & I. for about
eight miles out of International
The extension will go through vir
gin country and will also furnish
an outlet for the settlers who have
already taken homesteads there. The
company plans to haul pulp wood to
International Falls and to haul saw
logs on trains running west to put
into rivers emptying into the Rainy.
These will also be cut at the mills
owned by the same interests.
3. Either the M. & I. will build
north from Kelliher or the Backus
Brooks people will build south from
Baudette and to connect 'Bemidji
with the north end of the county.
This line will furnish an outlet for
the people living in the Battle River,
Saum. Domaas and Shotley country
and will open up the center of the.
county for settlement.
4. The Great Northern is looking
toward a line around the west end.:
of the Red Lakes to run north and
connect with the Great Northern at
Roseau or Warroad. To this end,"
the Great Northern has an Interest
in the Wilton and Northern line. It
is said, however, that the Red Lake
line is under consideration.
Should the Red Lake extension go
through, it is probable that Bemidji
will be made a Great Northern di-,.
vision point with the Sauk Center,
Red Lake,-Grand Forks and Swan'..
River divisions centering here. Mr...
Jones pointed to the fact that the^
Great Northern had put $40,000 into^g^
a depot here and had plenty of Toom^$^'4'
for yards.! He said that the Greats
Northern was not a road to spend?-,
money unless returns were in sight.jffifi*,
Mr. Jones, pointed to the fact Be-|^^
midji is practically on two mains?
lines, the Soo and the Great Northern
to eastern markets and that the
I.Northern Pacific line furnish-*^
ed a third indirect route. He be
lieves that as this country is best
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